Writing Track

Students in the writing track take courses in fiction, new media writing, poetry, and environment writing and complement their writing by reading classic and contemporary literature. They work closely with accomplished faculty who are published poets, novelists, essayists, and nonfiction writers. 

Students compete in several college writing contests and hone their skills as volunteers in the campus Writing Center. Students also get involved in the College’s many publishing and writing endeavors, including:

Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books

Lake Forest College Press Lecture and Reading Series

Lake Forest Literary Festival

The Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize